2. Inula racemosa Hook. f. (Himalayas) – A very rare, locally naturalised escape from cultivation. Known from several localities near Kortrijk (Verloove 2008): discovered in 2001 (but obviously present since many years) along a newly built cycling track adjoining the railway yard of Marke and much extending in recent years. Further recorded (in smaller number) on a former dump in Rollegem since 2006. At both locations Inula racemosa was initially confused with I. helenium.
Verloove (2008) reported about the discovery in 2001 of a well-established population of Inula racemosa Hook. f., a native of the western Himalayas, by a railway track near Kortrijk (Marke). In the very same area (Rollegem) a second, smaller population was furthermore discovered on an old dump in 2006. This species had long been confused with the exceedingly similar Inula helenium L.